WSJT-X Version 1.9.0

The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce a Release Candidate of WSJT-X Version 1.9.0. This is a second beta release, so it’s called v1.9.0-rc2. A first candidate release, v1.9.0-rc1, has already been tested in the field by a small test group. A General Availability (GA) release of v1.9.0 will be announced at a suitable time in the near future. After that time you should no longer use any -rc# candidate. Continue reading

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FT8 digital mode has big uptake

Until now there has been only anecdotal evidence that FT8, introduced in 2017, had been adopted by many on our bands. The weak signal text mode has certainly taken over from the previous JT65, which had been favoured. Continue reading

FT-8, the new HF/6m digital mode, introduction for beginners

Here is a new digital mode that comes to you from the makers of JT-9 and JT-65.. Called FT-8 (Franke-Taylor design, 8FSK modulation)

A weak signal mode that is not as sensitive to JT-65/9 but definitely something that will work when voice and CW will not. This is an introduction to someone who has never heard of it, or never has used JT-65 before. It may not be for everyone, but everyone should try it. Continue reading

Hello, is anybody out there

Poking around today I came across an interesting post regarding PSK Reporter.  I’ve had a lot of people when I mention PSK reporter stare at me like I’m starting a newspaper or something.  After explaining it I’m still not sure whether they actually believe it can be done.

A better explanation then I can give can be found at:  http://www.m0pzt.com/blog/anybody-out-there/

At our coffee gathering yesterday we were discussing the grey line.  Check out the link he has on “working the grey line.”

Gord

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